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Jack of Norfolk be not too bold
A traditional couplet in early chronicles, a warning, A.D. 1485, to John Howard, Duke of Norfolk
Subjects: warnings; Howard, John, duke of Norfolk
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Missing, lost, or destroyed, (?) No known MS survives or MS not identified
Transcription:
Jack of Norffolke be not to bolde
For Dykon thy maister is bought and solde
Editions:
Weever, John. Ancient Funerall Monuments within the United Monarchie of Great Britaine. London: T. Harper, 1631 (STC 25223); repr. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; and NY: Walter Johnson, 1979: 830.
Ellis, Sir Henry, ed. Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland. 6 vols. London: Johnson, 1807-08: 3.444.
Hall, Sir Henry, ed. Hall’s Chronicle. London: for J. Johnson, 1809: 413.
Wilkinson, Bertie. The Later Middle Ages in England, 1216-1485. Harlow: Longmans, 1969: 304.